Cardinal Group, Inc. Completes Sale of Safety Products Distribution Business to DiVal Safety Equipment, Inc.


April 14, 2023 – Cardinal Group, Incorporated today announced that it has closed the sale of its safety products distribution business, Cardinal Safety Products, to DiVal Safety Equipment, Incorporated.

Commenting on the transaction, Cardinal Group’s Chief Operating Officer Brandon Skidmore said, “This divestiture reflects Cardinal Group’s strategic direction and completes a major step in our multi-year transformation into a high-performing commercial and industrial services company. For DiVal Safety, purchasing Cardinal Safety Products represents an opportunity to acquire an industry-leading distributor of safety products in the NE Ohio region. As a result, I believe the outlook for the safety products business will be much stronger and have additional capabilities and resources as part of an organization focusing solely on the safety industry.”

DiVal Safety Equipment distributes safety equipment, industrial tools, contractor supplies, and maintenance, repair, and MRO operating products. 

“We are devoted to the safety of our customers and committed to their bottom line,” said C.J. Vallone, DiVal Safety Equipment’s Chief Operating Officer. “The team at Cardinal Safety Products is first class, our values align, and their commitment to providing outstanding customer experience is exciting.”

About Cardinal Group, Inc.

Cardinal Group was founded in July 1962. What began as a commercial cleaning business has expanded to a comprehensive industrial services company with environmental, roofing, maintenance, and transportation businesses. Cardinal Group provides its services to customers in various industries, from energy, automotive, and manufacturing to institutions and municipalities. 

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About DiVal Safety Equipment Incorporated

DiVal Safety Equipment was established in 1977 when two hard-working entrepreneurs, Joe DiMaggio, and Chuck Vallone, began selling gloves and rain suits out of the trunk of their cars. DiVal Safety Equipment is now a premier B2B distributor of safety equipment, industrial and contractor tools and supplies, and maintenance, repair, and operating (MRO) products. DiVal Safety Equipment has also added product testing, service, and repair, as well as training, motivational speaking, and event operation to its tool belt. In addition, DiVal Safety Equipment has spread around the country with 20 different locations and plans to expand even further.

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